Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
A car crash that took place close to Tampa on Wednesday, April 1st, is under investigation by the Lakeland Police Department after one person died and two suffered from injuries. Reports currently available indicated that it was sometime during the early morning, close to 12:30 a.m. that two vehicles were traveling close to Holly Road and East Memorial Boulevard.
Reports are emerging from various Central and Southern Florida news agencies regarding a fatal single-car crash within Collier County on Wednesday, April 1st. What we know at this time comes courtesy of the Florida Highway Patrol, members of which organization were on hand shortly after the accident itself and are currently heading the investigation into the incident.
A community within the city of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, is grieving the loss of one of its members after a teenager studying at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School drowned in Florida at the end of March. Reports from various news sources do not have much information around the incident, and it remains a circumstance very much under investigation as authorities and the bereft family seek to find answers in this challenging time.
On Tuesday, March 24th, a 55-year-old from Dade City was riding their 1985 Honda 1200 motorcycle down the southern lanes of County Road 41 – also known as Fort King Road – when they were involved in a side-impact collision with a 2015 Nissan Rogue. The accident, which took place close to the City of Tampa, was tended to by members of the Florida Highway Patrol as well as numerous other emergency response teams. It is from these agencies that we received the initial reports regarding the incident.
On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an urgent recall to drug manufacturers regarding a complete removal of all over-the-counter and prescription drugs containing ranitidine. Most commonly referred to by its brand name Zantac, this widely popular medication is commonly used to treat heartburn and stomach ulcers.
On January 8th, police within Haines City were called to the scene of an accident involving a truck and a car being used by an Uber driver. Now, more than two months later, the investigation into the incident has resulted in the arrest of the driver on charges of vehicular manslaughter as well as a DUI.
A house fire that took place within the city of Jacksonville is under investigation by the Florida Fire Marshal as investigators attempt to discover what happened to cause the deadly blaze. Reports from the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department indicated that the first suggestions of the fire began to arrive at the emergency dispatcher around 6:30 at night. After receiving the call, numerous firefighters responded and were quickly rushing to the residence where the fire was reportedly taking place.
Firefighters throughout Southern Florida are reporting an increase in the number of calls they receive relating to house fires. While the precise reasons behind this rise is impossible to confirm, it is highly probable that the numbers reflect the dramatic rise in the number of people who are at home throughout the day due to coronavirus.
Two families who were struck by a tragic accident that took place within Escambia County towards the end of July of 2019 have decided to file lawsuits against numerous organizations, including funeral homes and the Florida Highway Patrol, after two individuals who died in a single-car crash were misidentified.
As the COVID-19 virus continues to devastate countries all over the world, hundreds of cruise ship passengers have been struggling to get home for weeks after being turned away from most ports-of-call due to fears of spreading this deadly disease even further. For example, Holland America’s Zaandam has reported 193 cases alone, including 4 deaths, with 117 crew members and 76 guests experiencing “flu-like” symptoms.